Today marks a milestone in the partnership between two renowned institutions. I am delighted that the University of Texas and the Aga Khan University are committed to sharing the benefits of their research, teaching and service. In working together to develop and strengthen human resources and knowledge, AKU and UT will bring new capacity and capabilities to some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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AKDN Press Release

His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, and Texas Governor Rick Perry today hailed a landmark agreement between the Aga Khan University (AKU) and the University of Texas at Austin (UT) as a move towards narrowing the gap between the West and Islam and towards bridging the gulf between the industrialised countries and the developing world….

The Aga Khan stressed the importance of the developing countries’ abilities to nurture and retain the talent of their people.

Developing countries in Asia and Africa urgently need to retain the best brains, to educate their most talented young men and women, if we are to bridge the gulf between industrialised states and developing countries.

He added that the Aga Khan University will be looking to its partnership with the University of Texas to enhance learning in areas of knowledge that will be important to the future of the developing world.

The Ismaili

In his response, Mawlana Hazar Imam thanked the Governor for the support that the State of Texas has extended to the Jamat. “I would like to thank the State of Texas for the very warm welcome they have given to members of my community who have established themselves in the United States.”

Governor Rick Perry Press Release

Today marks a milestone in the partnership between two renowned institutions. I am delighted that the University of Texas and the Aga Khan University are committed to sharing the benefits of their research, teaching and service. In working together to develop and strengthen human resources and knowledge, AKU and UT will bring new capacity and capabilities to some of the world’s most vulnerable populations [said the Aga Khan].

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